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Brexit trade talks: Deal can and must be made, says CBI boss

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dame Carolyn will step down as CBI boss in November A post-Brexit trade deal “can and must be made”, the organisation representing British businesses has said ahead of further UK-EU trade talks on Monday. Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, the boss of the Confederation of British Industry, said it was the time for “the spirit of… Read more →

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Brexit: Covid debt leaves small business ‘vulnerable’ to no deal

Image copyright Getty Images Businesses in Wales face challenges preparing for a potential no-deal Brexit because of debt taken on to deal with coronavirus, according to leaders. Nine out of 10 members report cashflow problems over the pandemic, says the Federation of Small Businesses Wales. It comes as tensions in the trade talks between the UK and the EU increased… Read more →

UK signs first major post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

Image caption UK Trade Secretary Liz Truss called the deal “historic” The UK has struck its first major post-Brexit trade deal after signing an agreement in principle with Japan which aims to boost trade by about £15bn. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said it was an “historic moment”. She said it would bring “new wins” for British businesses in manufacturing,… Read more →

Fears for Brexit deal as talks near deadline

Katya AdlerEurope editor @BBCkatyaadleron Twitter Related Topics EU-UK post-Brexit trade talks image copyrightAFP image captionThere are fears that customs tariffs could lead to big queues in Dover EU diplomats in Brussels wake up this morning with a sore head. The government has thrown a number of political grenades across the Channel over the space of a few hours. First: a… Read more →

US wins end of EU lobster tariffs in mini trade deal

Image copyright Reuters The European Union has agreed to eliminate tariffs on US lobster, a key priority of President Donald Trump. In exchange, the US will halve import taxes on some $160m (£122m) worth of European goods, including cigarette lighters and certain crystal glassware. The agreement is the first tariff reduction the two economic heavyweights have agreed in more than… Read more →

Mothercare finalises deal to sell products in Boots

Image copyright Newscast Baby goods firm Mothercare, which closed all its UK shops in January, says it has finally completed a franchise deal with Boots. The pharmacy chain will sell Mothercare-branded clothing and home and travel products, such as pushchairs and car seats, at branches and online. The deal was first announced in December last year, but was repeatedly delayed… Read more →